More Than $90K Raised for Travel Leaders Group’s Family Bonds Foundation

July 1, 2019

The generosity of those who work in travel makes me so proud to be a part of this industry.

During Travel Leaders Network’s recent EDGE Conference, attendees donated to support travel industry personnel and others in local communities


NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 1, 2019) — Attendees at Travel Leaders Network’s recent EDGE Conference donated more than $90,000 through monetary contributions and a silent auction to support parent company Travel Leaders Group’s Family Bonds Foundation. The Family Bonds Foundation is a charitable organization designed to serve the needs of those who work in the travel industry as well as the broader community. Travel Leaders Group contributed a matching donation for the first $5,000 raised.


“The generosity of those who work in travel makes me so proud to be a part of this industry,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of the Family Bonds Foundation and President of Nexion Travel Group. “We are so grateful for the support of our supplier partners, many of whom generously donated travel packages for the silent auction, along with scores of travel advisors and employees who contributed, as well. We count on the funds raised during EDGE to help support fulfillment of many of the grant requests we receive throughout the year,” Friedman added.


Friedman is pictured on stage during EDGE sharing the story of travel advisor Dee Busch of World Wine Safaris based in Paradise, CA whose home and place of business was destroyed during last year’s Camp Fire in California. A grant from Family Bonds helped Busch as she worked to rebuild her business.


For more information about the Family Bonds Foundation, to make a donation or nominate someone to receive a grant, visit



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